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Can Cats Eat Carob?

Can Cats Eat Carob?

Yes, cats can eat carob in moderation.

Carob is a flowering evergreen tree or shrub that is a member of the legume family, Fabaceae. The carob pulp is usually transformed into flour. Meanwhile, the dried pod is turned into powder, and is commonly used as a substitute for chocolate. However, unlike chocolate that contains theobromine and caffeine, carob does not contain compounds that can poison your cat.  

Though carob is low in fat, it is high in sugar and carbohydrates, so it should not be given to your cat on a regular basis. 

How to feed carob to your cat: Speak to your veterinarian about your cat’s nutritional requirements before adding carob to her diet. Depending on her age, size, weight, physical activities, and health conditions, she may only need a small amount of carob flour, powder, or chips mixed into her food or treats. 

Here are three ideas for carob treats your cat will love:

  1. Try whipping up these DIY No-Bake Banana Treats for cats and dogs!
  2. Frozen blueberries, coconut oil, and carob powder are all you need for these refrigerated bars.  
  3. Dip melted carob chips into chilled strawberries as a tasty treat in the summer.

In summary: Carob contains fiber and antioxidants that can support the well-being of your feline pet. But since your cat is an obligate carnivore that thrives on eating animal-based protein, she does not need to eat carob on a regular basis. Additionally, your pet will be unable to taste its sweet flavour and may only take a liking to its bitter notes or fat content. 

Browse through our “can cats eat” category to learn which human foods you can safely feed to your pet cat.


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